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  • FilmColoratStudio/iStock/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) -- Three explosions targeted a cricket tournament in Afghanistan Friday, leaving eight people dead and dozens injured, according to a government official.The explosions took place in the eastern Jalalabad province and reportedly targeted the Naya Nazimabad Ramzan Cup cricket tournament.Nangarhar governor's spokesman Attaullah Khogyani said Friday that eight people were killed in the blasts and 42 others were injured.Khogyani said that the organizer of the cricket game, Hidayatullah Zaheer, and at least one child were among the eight fatalities.No further information was disclosed about the types of explosions or what caused the blasts.This is a breaking news story. Please check back for updates.
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  • Pablo_K/iStock/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- Sergei Skripal, the former Russian spy who was the target of a nerve agent attack in the United Kingdom earlier this year, was released from the hospital on Friday.Skripal was admitted to Salisbury District Hospital on March 4, along with his daughter Yulia and a police officer named Nick Bailey. All three have now been discharged.Salisbury District Hospital CEO Cara Charles-Barks called Skripal's discharge "fantastic news" in a statement. "That he, Yulia and DS Bailey have been able to leave us so soon after coming into contact with this nerve agent is thanks to the hard work, skill and professionalism of our clinicians, who provide outstanding care to all our patients, day in and day out."The hospital's Director of Nursing, Lorna Wilkinson, said Skripal will continue his recovery away from the hospital.
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